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Posts for: April, 2013



Spring is the time to clear out the remains of the treturous ohio winters from the yard. Keep your feet and ankles safe from injury by following these helpful tips.


Wear appropriate shoes for the task:

No matter how warm it is, don’t wear sandals. Wear sturdy leather shoes with support to protect your feet from sharp objects, including the blades of power equipment.


Keep children away from power equipment:

Protect your kids and others from severe trauma. Leaf blowers, power lawn mowers and chain saws should not be left out where kids are playing or where other inexperienced users can have access.


Don’t work on wet surfaces:

Don’t work on wet surfaces. Ankle sprains and fractures can easily occur from slipping on wet grass or leaves, esp. when carrying heavy loads across the yard.


Remember, yard work is a workout!

Before starting your yard work, warm up and perform stretching exercises, just as you would before working out at the gym. By stretching prior to activity, you can help avoid stressing muscles and tendons in the foot, ankle and calves.Stretching


Written by: Dr. Jennifer Zienkowski-Zubel, DPM


If you or someone you knows suffers an injury during your labors within the yard, please give 1 of our 3 offices a call for a consultation:

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With warmer weather approaching, women are starting to put their winter boots away and take out their sexy high heeled shoes. High heeled shoes can create a sexier, more flattering figure by tilting the hips, accentuating the bust-line and making the legs look longer. However, high heels can cause a great deal of discomfort: High heels can cause calf pain, heel pain Heel Pain Articles, bunions Bunions, corns, calluses, ankle sprains Ankle Sprain, neuromas, hammertoes Hammertoes, pump bumps Haglund's Deformity and pain to the ball of foot Metatarsalgia (foot pain in ball).


How do I encourage women to wear more sensible shoes? It's almost impossible. I do tell my well-heeled patients to limit their time spent in heels-never all day, just for a few hours. I also instruct them to buy shoes at the end of the day that fit comfortably across the widest part of the foot and wear gel or silicone insoles for a comfortable cushioning effect as well.


Written by: Dr. Jennifer Zienkowski-Zubel







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Middleburg Heights Office: Phone (440) 243-1473

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